FIRST NATIONS SHARING CIRCLE FOR OUTDOOR EDUCATORS
Prepared by: Gerhardt ( Raven ) Lepp
Last update: 2016 January 7
An educational First Nations workshop for kayak, fishing and whale watching guides and other outdoor educators.
- Provide education and sharing for guides about native issues, culture and history.
- Build trust, sharing, understanding and mutual respect.
- Promote the objectives of SettlerInfo.org http://www.settlersinfo.org/purpose/
- Provide First Nations with a larger role in Adventure Tourism.
– provided by http://www.settlersinfo.org/
– extensive experience in trauma counselling, native issues and leading workshops.
– lives in Port Alberni
Participants from the following groups would be invited.
Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia
– whale watching guides
– fishing guides
The initial workshop would be limited to about 20 people at a max cost of $2000 each.
– meet and greet
– presentation by local FN elder
– workshop run by Yaulthmuk Hacumiss
– big group and small group sharing circles
– evening presentation by native elder
– more workshop
– paddling FN canoes
– optional kayaking, Greenland rolling, hiking to be determined by the participants
The location must meet the following criteria:
– traditional First Nations dugout canoes available
– inspiring meeting place for the workshop
– dining area and food service for Saturday dinner
– campground for inexpensive accomodation
Possible options: Sooke, Cowichan Valley, Malahat, Tofino, Quadra, Campbell River, Quadra Island , Alert Bay, Compton Island
– In the spring or fall when guides, students and teachers are more likely to be available.
– Late May or early June or Sept
– Weekend event – Fri, Sat, Sun
Discussed concept with Yaulthmuk Hacumiss. Reached shared vision and commitment for the workshop.
Requested proposed workshop outline from Yaulthmuk.
Introduced the idea to SKGABC executive.
Began looking for a suitable venue for the workshop.
Please feel free to leave constructive comments.